Seedling Pic

jon_z6bApril 14, 2013

This is my favorite rose this year.

I'm very excited about it. Looks a lot like mom (Knockout x Oklahoma), but slightly more full (the previous bloom had 22 petals, this is an "immature" bloom- camera broke so there probably won't be anymore pics for awhile).

Fragrance to die for. Super strong and scrumptious. I had tons of seedlings from the same parent. This was my favorite, from the beginning, just because of the fragrance. Foliage is looking pretty good, too, though.

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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Lovely color - I love the true red and the darkness on the edges. Great job with your hybridizing!! And yes, the leaves look really, really good!!
Awesome!!
Carol

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 9:10PM
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jon_z6b

Below is a fun article on red rose breeding:

Interestingly enough that seedling started out as pink and slowly became more red as it grew. I wonder if that's somehow linked to it's fragrance.

This is a bud exposed to a frost or two.

And it turned plum.

Out of that batch of seedlings, this was the "truest" red, I thought. Not really spectacular in any other regard.

Also, the darkest red seedling seems to be disease prone.

Maybe only one or two other reds with slight fragrance. But I do have four or so seedlings that are slightly yellow/cream from Peace as dad. Moderate fragrance from all of those. Surprising, as I don't notice it from Peace all that much.

Here is a link that might be useful: Lammerts on red

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 11:00PM
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jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.

Nice Rose! Thanks for sharing the info...

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 11:08PM
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seil zone 6b MI

Great job, Jon! That's a nice color and if it's disease resistant that's wonderful!

    Bookmark   April 17, 2013 at 1:06AM
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TNY78(7a-East TN)

Really cool! You're right, it does look like its mom! It has that really deep red of OK and the form of a Knockout! Love it!

Tammy

    Bookmark   April 20, 2013 at 11:42PM
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